One step to making your course ADA compliant is adding alt text to all of the images in your course. The alt text should be a description of the image so that blind students who use screen readers can have an idea of what the image is. This tutorial will show you how to add alt text to an image in Canvas.
You can add alt text to an image in Canvas anywhere you see this toolbar:
If the image you would like to insert is already uploaded to Canvas, select the Images tab in the pane on the right and then select your image. Then skip to step 3. If not, select Upload A New Image.
Select Browse and open your image. Then select Upload.
Your image will appear in the text editor where your cursor was. Continue adding all of your images and then select the blue Save button in the bottom right corner. But you're not done yet! This step may seem unnecessary, but your images won't stay on the page without it. You must save the page after you add images before you can add alt text. Keep reading to learn how to add alt text to the images you just embedded.
Select the Edit button in the top right corner.
Select the first image and then select the mountain icon in the toolbar.
Type a description of the image into the Alt Text field and then select Update.
Repeat steps 6 and 7 for any other images and then select the blue Save button in the bottom right corner.
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